Hendricks County Rib-Fest & BBQ

One of the best events of the summer in Central Indiana occurs the last Saturday in June every year when the Hendricks County Rib-Fest & BBQ lights up the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds with the illumination of festive hot air balloons and fireworks after dark.

This event also features entertainmentnot-for-profit vendor booths and lots of delicious food. There will also be a beer tent for attendees ages 21 and older. 

The event kicks off with the Rib-Run 5k in the morning and ends with fireworks in the evening. Don't forget to bring your blankets and chairs so you can kick back and enjoy all the fun.

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Event Information

  • Event Date:  June 25, 2022 | 10AM - 10PM
  • Schedule: Event begins at 10AM | Rib Run begins at 8AM |  Fireworks will start after dusk.
  • Address: Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds; 1900 E Main St, Danville, Indiana 46122
  • Parking: $5 per car; enter Gate 5 off North Country Road 200 East
  • Event Admission: Free
  • Contact: Avon Chamber of Commerce, (317) 272-4333
  • More Information: Website | Facebook | Twitter  |  Instagram | QR Code

Top Reasons to Attend

Great Food

There will be delicious ribs and other barbecue meats and sides from multiple vendors. In addition, civic groups usually get in on the action providing elephant ears, strawberry shortcake sundaes and other fair favorites. All the food and drinks are purchased with tickets that you buy at the designated ticket tents when you arrive.

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Beer Tent

A beer tent will be available for those 21 years old and over.


WYRZ will play tunes and take requests and Red Curb Comedy will perform.

Vendor Booths

There will be plenty of not-for-profit vendor booths to visit.

Hot Air Balloons

A balloon glow occurs at dusk proceeding a fireworks display. Special appearances will be made by Finley the Flying Fish and Pig.

Run / Walk Event

The popular 5K Rib Run has become a favorite and will kick off the event at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Food Tickets

Where do I buy tickets? We will be selling food tickets at the Avon Farmers’ Market on Tuesday, June 14th & 21st.   Tickets will be sold at the Food Ticket Tent at the event.  ** No Refunds. All ticket sales are final. Unused tickets may be used the following year.**

How much are tickets? $1, Sheet of 5 tickets/$5. Vendors do not accept cash, so food tickets must be purchased in order to buy food from vendors. 
 ** No Refunds. All ticket sales are final. Unused tickets may be used the following year.**

Cost for food and drinks? Food prices vary. More information at www.hendrickscountyribfest.com.

How late do you sell food tickets? We will stop selling food tickets at 9:30pm.  
** No Refunds. All ticket sales are final. Unused tickets may be used the following year.**

Do you accept credit cards for food tickets? Cash and credit cards are accepted.  
 ** No Refunds. All ticket sales are final. Unused tickets may be used the following year.**


Can I bring a cooler? No. Coolers are prohibited.


May I bring my pet? For the safety and happiness of our furry friends, and for venue cleanliness, please leave your pets comfortably at home.

Event Schedule

Where to find the schedule of events, event map, parking information, menu, etc?  This information can be found at www.hendrickscountyribfest.com. Scan QR code (above or at the event) for more information. 

How will I be informed of schedule changes?   Updates will be posted to the Hendricks County Rib-Fest & BBQ Facebook Page and other social media outlets

Golf Carts

May I bring my golf cart?  No personal golf carts are allowed due to liability.

Kids Activities

Are there kids activities? We will have inflatables, activities and petting zoo for kids. 

Is there a cost for kids activities?   There are no costs involved with these activities.